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Celebrate PWS&D Sunday – February 4, 2018

by Anna Muir

On PWS&D Sunday, we celebrate the work our church is doing to serve vulnerable communities around the world through programs in development and emergency relief. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are building a more sustainable, compassionate and just world! Make February 4 a day to reflect on those enduring poverty, hunger and injustice […]

Lent 2018 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

When we respond to poverty, hunger and conflict in our global village, we discover God’s resurrecting power. The hungry are fed, the vulnerable are cared for, the sick are healed and the poor are raised up. This Lenten season, let us faithfully respond to Christ’s call to serve those in need. *Please note that in this […]

2018 PWS&D Sunday Sermon

by Karen Bokma

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

by Anna Muir

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]

Advent 2017 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

Even in the face of poverty, injustice and disaster, hope, love, peace and joy find a way. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable. We are responding to restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation. As […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

May 21: Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

by Karen Bokma

On Sunday May 21, churches around the world are joining together for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. On that day, people of faith around the world will be praying for the 20 million people across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia currently suffering from severe hunger, and in some cases, famine. The […]

2017 PWS&D Worship Resource

by Anna Muir

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

Mark Your Calendars – PWS&D Sunday is February 5, 2017

by Anna Muir

On PWS&D Sunday, we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise of abundant life for all by serving vulnerable communities across the globe. Through programs in community development and emergency relief, together, we are making a difference! Make February 5 a day to reflect on those who continue to struggle for […]

Hunger for Justice: World Food Day 2016

by Anna Muir

Here in Canada, despite a summer of hot temperatures and little rain, most of us will still enjoy an abundant supply of food with family and friends this autumn. It is a different story for many subsistence farmers living in parts of the global south, where changing weather patterns—triggering drought or flooding—and the rising cost […]